Your state-registered medical marijuana card is valid for 2 years and only needs to be renewed when this period is ending. On the other hand, a physician’s recommendation letter is only valid for 1 year.
No, medical marijuana is not covered by health insurance or any other medical plans in New Jersey.
Yes, an out-of-state medical marijuana card can be used to get a temporary New Jersey medical marijuana card. You require your state identification card and medical marijuana card to apply for this temporary card that stays valid for up to six months.
You need to be at least 18 to be able to get a medical marijuana card in Newark. If you are under the age of 18 then you need to have a caregiver. A caregiver also needs to be over the age of 18.
No, currently there are no provisions that allow you to grow your own marijuana doses at home. Cultivating cannabis at the place of your residence is a criminal offense and you’ll be subjected to different degrees of punishments depending on the amount grown.
New Jersey has been working toward reducing the sales tax around medical marijuana. The tax rate of 6.625% was applicable till the 1st of July, 2020. Since then, the following had been scheduled:
- 4% on sales made between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021
- 2% on sales made between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022
- 0% on sales made on and after July 1, 2022